School Public Health Nurses (PHNs) partner with schools to create healthier school communities in order to support student achievement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, or to contact your PHN.
All schools will receive access to school-aged population health information and resources. Some schools will receive targeted services, meaning regular and intensive PHN support. These schools were identified through a collaborative process between Public Health Services and School Boards, informed by population health assessment data.
All schools will receive universal services. Each school’s PHN will:
- Share population health data to identify health priorities
- Promote web-based, community, and curriculum support resources through the Healthy Schools website
- Network between schools, City of Hamilton programs & services and community resources for support with health topics
- Partner with schools to coordinate school-based Public Health Services (such as immunization, dental, vision screening, tobacco control)
- Provide consultations to address health priorities and how to create healthy, safe and supportive school environments
In schools receiving targeted services, PHNs also:
- Use population health data to support School Improvement Plans
- Support administrators to monitor the health and well-being of students and the school community
- Create a comprehensive school health plan that engages the full school community (youth, principal, teachers, parents, caregivers, and the community)
- Support schools with using the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School framework
- Consult around health system navigation for individual health issues
- Advise and support the development and roll-out of school health policies
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